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What`s Your Drunk Personality Type?

Are you a Mary Poppins or a Mr Hyde? What are you like during a night on the sauce?


The chemistry that makes your wine taste good (or bad)

When it comes to wine, the devil is in the details. No matter how fancy, every bottle of wine is mostly water and alcohol — only 2 percent of the chemical composition allows for any variety.

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Beer Packaging Spotlight: Sinful

Sinful is metal-inspired craft beer with a sensual personality, with the target audience of unisex adults ranging from 20-35.


Spice up your life with winter-warming Glühwein

Looking for something to put fire in your belly when the temperature drops?


SPAR`s PJ Powers ad ruled unlawful by ASA

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has ruled in favour of a complaint lodged by the manager of singer PJ Powers, over a print advert by SPAR’s TOPS chain of liquor stores.


Hidden Valley Farm bought over by former Capitec Bank chief executive

HIDDEN FARM, one of two properties making up the award-winning Hidden Valley wine brand in the Helderberg, has been sold. The second farm, Lands End at Elim, remains for now the property of Dave Hidden.


Backberg celebrates #WineWednesday with Syrah and Shiraz

Syrah is a noble grape variety which produces wine with robust spiciness, deep colour and dense, smoky, fruit characteristics.


#WineWednesday features South African Shiraz

Shiraz is able to age for many years, even decades, due to its complex tannins, good body and high acidity. Shiraz thrives in the South African growing conditions of icy cold, wet winters and glorious hot summers.


New Project Takes a Look at How Various South African Cultural Groups Experience Wine

What do South Africans think of the wines they drink? Do the opinions and experiences of compatriots from different cultural groups differ on this issue? What makes locals decide to buy a specific bot


Stellenbosch Vineyards on the Up

The wine joint now known as Stellenbosch Vineyards has changed its name more times than Springbok coach Heyneke Meyer has swopped his tranquilizer prescription. I am not sure if I have managed to keep


Nativo Red Blend 2009 — 22.07.2015

The Hughes Family Wines Nativo Red Blend 2009 is a unique wine in many ways. Billie Hughes, the owner of the farm Kasteelsig on the old Piketberg Road, with a wonderful view of The Riebeek Kasteel Mou


David Clarke: Does the SA wine industry make the most of its diversity?

“Diversity is in our nature”: a phrase that if it means anything at all, has more than a whiff of entitlement to it. This was, until recently, the slogan for Wines of South Africa (WOSA),


Jamie Goode reviews B Vintners ‘sensational’ wines

  Jamie Goode shares his insight into Gavin Bruwer’s label, B Vintners. Gavin is one of our Young Guns and has paired with his well-known winemaker cousin, Bruwer Raats,to launch a new se


Delheim releases 2015 vintage of famed Pinotage Rosé

Delheim, the pioneer of South Africa’s first Pinotage Rosé since 1976, has released the latest 2015 vintage of its internationally famed, off-dry rosé which vibrantly expresses a true St


Supper at Burrata, The Old Biscuit Mill, Woodstock

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Middelvlei Cabernet Sauvignon 1989

From the Nederburg Auction preview tasting: An unexpected gem in yesterday’s line-up was the Cabernet Sauvignon 1989 from Stellenbosch property Middelvlei. Good colour, the core still black and


De Wetshof The Site Chardonnay 2006

From the Nederburg Auction preview tasting: Many of the examples of yesterday’s Chardonnay, while unquestionably good, were made in a pretty flashy style – ripe fruit, lots of lees conta


Part of Hidden Valley sold

It has been officially confirmed that Hidden Farm, one of two properties making up the Hidden Valley wine brand has been sold. The second farm, Lands End at Elim, remains for now the property of Dave


Open Door Restaurant now open in Constantia

Open Door Restaurant, the latest venture by restaurateur and sommelier Neil Grant and business partner Barry Engelbrecht of Burrata (Eat Out Italian [Category: Breaking News, Cape Town, Food, Café-


Beef & Bean Stew — Lizet Hartley

Says Lizet,”Cats are singular creatures indeed. It’s all about them. I know some people like that – it’s not pretty. But for some reason I not only tolerate this quality in